The Young Leader Award rewards and acknowledges a young professional who has demonstrated great involvement in standardisation, by effectively representing the views of their industry in national or international committees and has willingly undertaken active roles, projects or initiatives in their committees.
Dr Anthony Kachenko is currently the Research and Development Team Leader and Commercialisation Manager of Horticulture Innovation Australia, and represents Nursery and Garden Industry Australia (NGIA).
In his work on Standards Australia’s Technical Committee CS-037, Garden Soils and Potting Mixes, as drafting leader for AS 2303, Dr Kachenko skillfully managed to achieve consensus among many divergent views in an emerging area of standardisation. He has been a strong champion of the standardisation process within the industry and his commitment to the standards process has achieved excellent outcomes.
The Standards AwardsThe Standards Awards are presented to those who have made significant contributions to standardisation and demonstrated outstanding service in enabling Standards Australia to attain our objectives.
Through their exceptional work in developing Australian and international standards, these people have contributed to the net benefit of Australia.
Five awards were presented on May 22, 2015 by Standards Australia Chairman Richard Brooks and Chief Executive Officer Dr Bronwyn Evans. A special dinner was held the day before the ceremony where Professor Bruce Hebblewhite, grandson of Standards Australia’s first and longest-serving Chief Executive William Rayner Hebblewhite, presented the inaugural W.R. Hebblewhite Medal.
Photos (top to bottom): Winners of the 2015 Standards Awards; and Young Leader Award winner Dr Anthony Kachenko.